The effect and limits concerning use of Botox

Botox is an injectable preparation based on botulinum neurotoxin. Its first use dates back to the late eighties of the last century, used Botox in a while for the treatment of strabismus in ophthalmology. In the nineties the beauty industry has already adopted the drug, since Botox is firmly established in the top five most popular cosmetic procedures (bezoperatsionnaya).

The main purpose of Botox in cosmetology is the elimination of facial wrinkles. Unlike hyaluronic acid, this drug directly acts on the muscles responsible for wrinkling. Under the action of Botox, the muscles begin to relax, cease to decline. Due to this the skin is completely smoothed. The pace of development of new wrinkles visibly reduced. The effect of these injections lasts four to six months. It is possible to carry out this cosmetic procedure two or three times a year.

Thanks to Botox to smooth out wrinkles around the mouth and eyes, bridge of nose and forehead, to correct the shape of the corners of the lips and eyebrows. Injections to help cope with the sweating of the palms, underarms and feet. Possible effects on the neck and eyelids, but in this case the effect will not be as impressive. Using Botox to treat various types of headaches and migraines, cerebral palsy, diseases of the spinal cord and brain, the effects of multiple sclerosis and stroke, stuttering, and tics, prostate adenoma, urinary disorders. Recently it was discovered that Botox accelerates the healing process of damaged skin, prevents the appearance of scars on it.

The procedure

The procedure of drug administration takes an average of five to fifteen minutes, during this time, you can easily get rid of wrinkles, folds and irregularities of the skin. The patient seated in a reclining position in a comfortable chair. Then the skin is disinfected using a fine needle Botox is injected subcutaneously or intramuscularly (depends on the zone of introduction). In conclusion, put ice. Correction of age-related changes do not require anesthesia, some patients compare it to mosquito bites. Ladies with high sensitivity, you can ask the beautician or doctor about local anesthesia. After the procedure you may experience a slight discomfort in the muscles, which passes quickly.

After Botox injections, you should return to the usual rhythm of life, there are only slight limitations. First, in order to maintain the vertical position of the head, often straining wrinkles. Do not RUB injection sites, expose them to direct sunlight, cosmetics. The next ten days is recommended to refrain from visiting saunas, limit the consumption of alcohol. After a few days you can observe the first changes, the final effect will occur for two weeks.


It is not recommended to do Botox injections in the following cases: pregnancy and period of breastfeeding, diseases of the blood (including clotting disorders), disorders of neuromuscular transmission, antibiotics and other potent medicines, chronic lung disease.